The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2G
Rank 589 605 630
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Permanent jobs citing 2G 32 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.071% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.16% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 4
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £55,000 £40,350
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £65,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -11.11%
2G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7599 7085 8743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.76% 15.94% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6270 5988 7409
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in London

2G
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region.

2G Salary Trend in London

2G
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

2G Salary Histogram in London

2G
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 18 £37,500 -31.81%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 43 (95.56%) 3G
2 42 (93.33%) Telecoms
3 28 (62.22%) SS7
4 20 (44.44%) 4G
5 19 (42.22%) Network Architecture
6 17 (37.78%) Degree
7 13 (28.89%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (28.89%) MVNO
8 10 (22.22%) Internet
9 9 (20.00%) Billing
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle
10 8 (17.78%) UNIX
10 8 (17.78%) Linux
10 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
10 8 (17.78%) TCAP
10 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (17.78%) Wireless
10 8 (17.78%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (17.78%) LTE
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
11 7 (15.56%) GSM
11 7 (15.56%) Veritas
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 7 (15.56%) Clustering
11 7 (15.56%) Huawei
11 7 (15.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (13.33%) Finance
12 6 (13.33%) Smartphone

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (95.56%) 3G
2 28 (62.22%) SS7
3 20 (44.44%) 4G
4 13 (28.89%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (28.89%) MVNO
5 10 (22.22%) Internet
6 8 (17.78%) TCAP
6 8 (17.78%) Wireless
6 8 (17.78%) SIGTRAN
6 8 (17.78%) LTE
7 7 (15.56%) GSM
8 5 (11.11%) GPRS
8 5 (11.11%) 3GPP
9 4 (8.89%) UMTS
10 3 (6.67%) WCDMA
10 3 (6.67%) Firewall
11 2 (4.44%) HSUPA
11 2 (4.44%) NAS
11 2 (4.44%) SGSN
11 2 (4.44%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
General
1 42 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.00%) Billing
3 6 (13.33%) Finance
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Architect
1 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Network Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Operations Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Clustering
2 6 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) UNIX
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Network Architecture
2 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.56%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Network Design
6 3 (6.67%) Machine Learning
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.44%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.22%) Information Management
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.22%) OO
8 1 (2.22%) Network Management
8 1 (2.22%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
1 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Veritas
2 7 (15.56%) Huawei
3 3 (6.67%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) SGI
5 1 (2.22%) Progress
London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £70k - 100k per year + 25% bonus + relocation
Posted: 9 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Medical
Posted: 15 days ago